The NanoCenter Administration staff will be teleworking per the University Guidelines.
The University of Maryland FABLAB is evaluating our response to COVID-19 situation that is crippling the global health and economic infrastructure.
Please check this site often for updates in status as this may change depending on circumstance.
Currently we are transitioning to Severe Research Restricted Mode further steps will include in addition:
Protocol for Restricted Research Modes
Following the guidance given by Division of Research, University of Maryland, the AIM Lab, Maryland NanoCenter is currently operated under “Severe Research Restriction” and effective immediately.
Please follow the following regulation/rules during this period.
The mode of restricted operation may be updated depending on the University guidance. Please check the NanoCenter website often and stay tuned on e-mails from the NanoCenter and the University.
Thank you for your cooperation as this situation continues to evolve. Stay safe and heed campus advice and NanoCenter update related to activity of research.
On-campus research activities should ramp down significantly continuing only with research activities that are currently in a critical phase. Critical phase means that abandoning them would cause a major or irreversible loss in project viability. Faculty and staff Principal Investigators (PIs) should carefully consider this request, and where a doubt exists, should discuss the options with their chair or director. This high-priority work should be a limited set of the current laboratory bench-based experimentation. Research related to COVID-19 is considered high-priority work.
With Severe Restrictions, all basic and animal research experimentation requiring a physical presence at UMD would cease and we would move to only maintaining important instruments, animal colonies, cell lines and similar resources. An exception to this is research related to COVID-19. PIs should plan ahead and prepare now to put their campus-based research activities in hibernation in the case that harsher restrictions become necessary due to local or broad-based quarantine.